Every year, our fair city plays host to the Calgary Stampede.
While most folks are familiar with the rodeo, rides, and pancake breakfasts, there’s still a lot to uncover about this local tradition.
Who started the Stampede, and why? When was the first one held? What’s the connection between the Stampede and Calgary’s “western” image?
Find out all about the Calgary Stampede by visiting our Local History Room, on the 4th floor of the Central Library. We’ve got articles, documents and pictures, ready to satisfy your curiosity!
Want to read about the Stampede, day by day? With a Calgary Public Library card, you can read both the Herald and the Sun online. Ask our staff about Newspaper Direct Press Display, available through our e-library!